My Farewell Post on Tiny Island

The post I wrote explaining why I’ll be just blogging at Singapore Actually:

I’ve been blogging for 7 months on the domain that I bought from host Go Daddy, Singapore Actually, and 17 months on my free WordPress blog Tiny Island. I always intended to just blog at Singapore Actually instead, and I never intended for it to be about politics, but just about life in Singapore. I never expected that I would be caught up in the wave of excitement that was the Elections. I have to confess it was an exhilarating time. There was also this liberating feeling that perhaps it was ok to discuss what was on our minds. What was previously taboo.

Lately, juggling two blogs has given me a spilt personality. Sometimes I just get confused and I don’t know at which blog to put up a post. I’ve always intended to continue blogging at the paid domain, but I just could not let go of this old faithful WordPress.com blog. I find that I prefer writing about things I have experienced, like sucky workplaces and wonderful travels within this tiny island and outside of it. I enjoy posts that are useful to the reader and require some research.

I was wondering whether to pay for a transfer of all my posts (one time fee) or whether to pay for a redirect (yearly fee), but maybe I’ll just move them all slowly, the manual way. I feel like such a cheapo. But really it’s because I’m a control freak. Also, I feel crappy for already paying for the domain and not making a cent out of it (I’m kinda lousy in that department and just want to indulge in writing). Well I’ll try the manual thing till it gets too tedious and I say heck it and pay for the WordPress Happiness Engineers to do the job.

One advantage of the manual transfer is that it will force me to confront my bad writing and do some editing – finally. It will also be fun to look at old posts and decide what the keepers are.

Right now I am going back to my very first now non-functioning blog from 2006 and slowly transferring posts to Singapore Actually. They sound so silly now, but I enjoy re-experiencing these old memories.

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11 Responses to My Farewell Post on Tiny Island

  1. Maria says:

    I haven’t been keeping up with my blog reading lately, so I haven’t checked out Singapore Actually in a while. It’s too bad, because I like it a lot. I’d love to be able to subscribe and get posts by email — I find the blogs I read the most are the ones that are delivered to my inbox. (Yes, I am very, very lazy.) I like the idea of revisiting old posts, btw. It might inspire you (and your readers, too!)

  2. says:

    What ever you decide to do please just let me know where to read your blog.

    Julie

    • bookjunkie says:

      Thanks so much Julie and I hope to see you at the new home. Just ‘moving house’ to Singapore Actually and I’ll be blogging there for now. Will try to tidy up, merge stuff, update links etc. slowly as I go.

  3. whatsaysyou says:

    In that case, I’ll follow you on SA. What will happen to this blog?

  4. plumerainbow says:

    I think I will miss this Tiny Island. “100 reasons to be happy in Singapore” made me a fan! Hopefully you’ll get to transfer Tiny Island over (I have no idea how that’s done!)

    • bookjunkie says:

      Yeah I am going to transfer the contents over and continue with the 100 list 🙂 Maybe even go to more than a hundred?

      Thanks so much for your support and hope to see you on the other side.

  5. bookjunkie says:

    once I learn how to do it…the transfer….. I’ll write a post about it 🙂

  6. Crystal says:

    I think that’s great.

    I currently have 2 (moving to three) blogs and it can be exhausting. My goal is to start updating all three on a regular basis (even though that’s going to be tough with a newborn). But that way I keep the parenting, expat, and sex educator stuff separate.

    • bookjunkie says:

      Yeah I think that if you have a different focus, keeping them separate is good. Mine tended to merge a lot. I just decided that my main focus is Singapore, but since it’s a personal journal I will still comment on things that interest me.

      My audience is mainly women and I like that. Strangely, during the Elections, when I comment about politics, my audience is mainly men, but what I didn’t like was the comments that used bad language. I think politics makes people hot under the collar.

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